I have a multi-boot machine with two physical HDs, all linux and now having added PC-BSD. My working distro is Mepis but my home partition with my important data is on it's own separate partition, all laid out something like this (i'll avoid the Linux and BSD nomenclature for now to avoid a mistake on my part)
200 GB HD:
-- partition 1 -empty
-- partition 2 -Linux swap
-- partition 3 -Mepis system files (ext3fs i believe, perhaps ext2fs)
-- partition 4 -extended partition
SUBPARTITIONS under partition 4:
--partition 5 Mepis home folder (ext3fs i believe, perhaps ext2fs)
--partitions 6 and up - other distros, empty, etc.
20 GB HD:
-- partition 1 -PC-BSD 1.5.1
-- partition 2 and up - other distros, empty, etc.
Here's the way Linux's KDiskFree views it all:
I have been getting consistent errors trying to either mount or automount my home Linux partition using the "storage media" folder, the kwikdisk method, and using terminal as explained in the online guide to mounting partitions. This post
helped me last year when i installed ver. 1.4 (before totally reformatting everything), but now the links in that article have vanished. I suspect it has to do with my using a separate extended partition for my Linux home folder, but i cannot mount any Linux partitions, period. For the record, there is a partition on the first HD formatted for BSD, and i AM able to mount that easily. Mostly, i need to mount or automount the /home folder, i believe that would be asd0s5.
Gee, shouldn't this all be easily accomplished through some pre-installed GUI, since PC-BSD is built for the "casual computer user?" Then again, what i'm asking is not exactly a question a newbie from Redmond would ask... :?